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  1. FrancisJ

    FrancisJ Active Member

    Mail man just dropped it off, 4 days late. O well glad its here. Anybody using with with screen protector i had to take Zagg off cus it has bubbles between Zagg and otterbox screen protector. i got SPIGEN SPG that i havnt opened yet since its a hard screen protector it shouldnt have bubbles right?

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  2. septembersrain

    septembersrain 句_句 Smurfing Awesome VIP Member

    I think it's because of how thick Zagg screen protectors are.

    The built in screen protector will likely barely touch the screen so it shouldn't bubble too much. I tend to put cheaper/thinner anti-glare screen protectors on, then use the defender case and there are no bubbles at all.
    The built in SP doesn't stick to the SP already installed.

    That's how I've always done it.
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  3. h1r0ll3r

    h1r0ll3r Well-Known Member

    I hate the built in screen protector on the Defenders. I always punch it out and use a cheapy screen protector instead.
  4. chasers

    chasers Well-Known Member

    That's what my brother did and I told him he might as well have gotten the commuter instead
  5. FrancisJ

    FrancisJ Active Member

    well i actually like the build in screen protector. And yes its barely touching the screen but thats the problem, when u touch it it moves and I hate that. ill put spigen sp on there and see if it helps since its hard plastic SP it shouldnt stick to otterbox
  6. LegalEagle1

    LegalEagle1 Active Member

    I hate screen protectors. Come on, we have gorilla glass and probably won't keep the phone for more than a year or two. Who are you protecting it for the next guy? It sort of reminds of the women that would put clear plastic on all their furniture. Set yourself free and enjoy your phone in all of its glory.
  7. septembersrain

    septembersrain 句_句 Smurfing Awesome VIP Member

    For me, I just don't like the idea of huge scratches (Gorilla glass will scratch).

    Plus if the glass does break, if it's got a screen protector it will help keep the glass on the phone. You'll be able to keep using it until you can replace it.

    I did that with my old Motorola Triumph. It kept working for 3 months until the phone I wanted came out.
  8. FrancisJ

    FrancisJ Active Member

    Actually yes i am protecting for next guy, when i sell phone for something better. 6 months to a year is usually the average life of my phones. And gorilla glass can scratch, may not be as easy but it is possible.
  9. mikelliott

    mikelliott Member

    My screen protector did the same, so I popped it out. I complained to Otterbox and they are sending me a replacement case. Go here to fill out a warranty claim. OtterBox Warranty | OtterBox.com
  10. ren857

    ren857 Well-Known Member

    I actually like the built-in screen protector. But I have the same issue as you. It does barely touch the screen.

    Hmmm. I may do that as well. Thanks!
  11. FrancisJ

    FrancisJ Active Member

    Are u saying i got a fault case? This is my first Otterbox case. Is it suppose to be flushed with the screen? I thought it was normal for them to hover like that.
    If its faulty then i guess ill fill out warranty papers
  12. g2manhou

    g2manhou Active Member

    Every otterbox defender I've tried on iPhones have been flush with the screen. I spoke to an otterbox rep about the screen hovering over my note 2 and she said it's not supposed to be like that. But it seems to be the issue with all Note 2 defenders.
  13. FrancisJ

    FrancisJ Active Member

    They had all that time to get it right and they still couldn't do it...
  14. AgentR

    AgentR Member

    This is how I use my Defender'ized Note II: (with bluetooth headset)

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    In the truck:
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    On the bicycle!!!

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  15. AgentR

    AgentR Member

    I ordered my defender case from Otterbox just this week, so maybe they've tuned it up a bit, but I'm not really noticing anything significant in the way of the screen protector being inadequate.
  16. septembersrain

    septembersrain 句_句 Smurfing Awesome VIP Member

    I ended up sending my Otter box back because the screen protector was too popped out. I had to scroll very hard to get my screen to respond.

    =/

    I'll be sticking with my pocket case for now.
  17. chasers

    chasers Well-Known Member

    Try the commuter its really good and protection is great
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  18. jim8193

    jim8193 Active Member

    :ditto:... I really can't imagine anyone not liking the Commuter Case ...

    ... either with; or without; the supplied screen protector ... ;)
  19. chasers

    chasers Well-Known Member

    I know! My only gripe is the lack of color selection.
  20. jim8193

    jim8193 Active Member

    With the Commuter Case for the Galaxy Note 2 being a fairly new release from Otterbox ...
    ... it wouldn't surprise me to see more colors available for the N2 sometime in the future.

    ... probably the same for the Defender Case ...
  21. chasers

    chasers Well-Known Member

    Thats true I mean they took so long with the availability I thought more colors would be available.
  22. ren857

    ren857 Well-Known Member

    Thank you! I was thinking the same thing.
  23. acura9927

    acura9927 Active Member

    After going thru a terrible cheap Ebay one and a pain to hold billfold case my just arrived Defender feels like first class and a tank protecting my Note. Love it.
    The screen protector can be hardly seen.
  24. FrancisJ

    FrancisJ Active Member

    I would really hate to have to send it back since it was like 4 days late. i guess if all the note 2 otterboxes have SP problems then i can manage with it. Just didn't want to be one of the ones with a faulty case
  25. Benjie

    Benjie Well-Known Member

    Remove the screen protector that comes with the case and use whatever you want. I did just that.
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